- For other characters with the same name, see Smith.
The Smith-in-Exile can be assumed to be a past member of the Order of the Hammer. The Smith-in-Exile declared the Journals of Morgan anathema, for unknown reasons. Also wrote letters and set forth precepts, the most famous of which is "Once sin hath entered thy heart, thy life's work is at an end." Both letters and precepts were later collected. It is thought that the Smith-in-Exile either was present during or lived concurrently with the Cataclysm, as some of the letters might refer to this event.
The name may be an official or self-appointed title meaning 'The former head of the Hammerite Cathedral'. Hammerites use craft-themed ranks so 'Smith' may mean 'a moderate to high-ranked official'. Each Hammerite temple has a high priest who is tightly bound to the facility (renowned as a Builder's representative for it). So a former high priest of the Cathedral is likely to be perceived an exile since he was forced to leave his home because of the Cataclysm.